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Elsie Ferguson (I) (1883–1961)

The great Broadway stage actress and silent film star Elsie Louise Ferguson was born on August 19, 1883 in New York City, the only child of prominent lawyer Hiram Benson Ferguson and his wife. Due to her father's wealth, hers was a privileged childhood, though she developed a penchant for socialism in her late thirties. Educated in Manhattan, Elsie... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1925 The Unknown Lover
Elaine Kent
 1922 Outcast
Miriam
 1921 Forever
Mimsi
 1921 Footlights
Lisa Parsinova / Lizzie Parsons
 1921 Sacred and Profane Love
Carlotta Peel
 1920 Lady Rose's Daughter
Julie le Breton / Lady Rose / Lady Maude
 1919 Counterfeit
Virginia Griswold
 1919 A Society Exile
Nora Shard, aka Christine
 1919 The Avalanche
Chichita / Madame Delano / Helene
 1919 The Marriage Price
Helen Tremaine
 1918 Under the Greenwood Tree
Mary Hamilton
 1918 The Spirit That Wins (Short)
Elsie
 1918 Heart of the Wilds
Jen Galbraith
 1918 The Danger Mark
Geraldine Seagrave
 1918 The Lie
Elinor Shale
 1918 Rose of the World
Rosamond English
 1917 The Rise of Jenny Cushing
Jenny Cushing
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Pierre of the Plains. Drama. Written by Edgar Selwyn. Based on "Pierre and His People" by Gilbert Parker. Hudson Theatre: 12 Oct 1908- Nov 1908 (closing date unknown/32 performances). Cast: Joseph Adelman, Harrison Armstrong, Grace Cleveland, Walter Craven, Paul Dickey, Elsie Ferguson, George Schaeffer, Edward Sherman, Scott ... See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I shall never forget my state of mind during the making of Barbary Sheep. My experience before the camera was the most painful thing I have ever known in life. It seemed to me that the little black box became a monster that was leering and scoffing at my feeble efforts to register an emotion before it. I went home in tears. But the next morning I returned. See more »

Trivia:

Only one of her silent films survives, "Witness For The Defense"(1919) in the Gosfilmofond Archive in Moscow. See more »

Nickname:

"The Aristocrat of the Screen"

Star Sign:

Leo

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